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How to Renew Your United States Student Visa

If you live outside the United States, you’ll need to get a student visa to study there. Once you’ve been offered a place on a course, the course provider will advise you on how to apply for your student visa. But what happens when you need to renew your visa? Learn how to apply for your visa in this quick tutorial!

Published: 13 March 2023

It’s that time of year again! The final weeks of the semester are approaching and you are planning your break. You may be going home, taking a study abroad, or staying in your country of study.

If you are planning on leaving the US over break, you will need to begin thinking about the visa process. Everyone’s visa is different – you may have re-entry for the duration of your studies, or you may have to renew every time you leave.

No matter your visa type, familiarize yourself with the F-1 renewal process by watching this video.


If you have any questions, kindly reach out to your Designated School Official (DSO, the person who handles your documents at university) or University Support contact.

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